Yippee! The constant sun-shorts-sandals weather has arrived…(kinda). That also means parties, weddings and new home parties, etc. I don’t normally have hostess gifts laying around the house. But when I get invited to a party, I never come empty handed. We all know wine is much appreciated no matter how many times you get it. But, I wanted to show you some great gifts for under $40 (that don’t include vino).
I think it’s a good idea to purchase gifts that are functional and will be used often. Since you are buying for a friend or family member, you know a little something about their personality so keep that in mind when shopping for them. One more tip: I like to buy a quality item while still staying within a reasonable budget.
So I split the gift offerings into four categories: cook, entertaining, “city” version gardener and newly married. I am almost certain you can fit a girlfriend into one or more of these categories.
For the Cook:
I have used these Williams-Sonoma spatulas and towels for years. They may seem a bit pricey. But for the consummate home chef, the quality is worth its weight in gold and they will love you all the more for it.
Set of three spatulas: $27
Set of four towels: $19
These milk bottle measuring cups from Anthropologie are delightfully clever and unexpected. It will probably bring a smile to your friend or family member for years to come.
For the Entertainer:
The girl who loves to entertain can never have too many platters. At least that’s what I think…my husband begs to differ.
The entertainer in all of us wants to show off our food on a spectacular platter that is admired, but simple enough to sit in the back ground so the food will be the star.
Here are a few choices from Crate & Barrel:
For the “City” Gardener:
For the Newly Married:
Who’s not a sucker for their own monogram?
Hey Ladies, what are some of your great hostess gift ideas?
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